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    Default How big is your backlog? (Percentage of games played/finished)

    So after downsizing my collection over the past couple years, I've recently started acquiring more and more games. Not sure if it is the economy and the apparant abundance of seemingly good deals out there...or maybe the plethora of quality titles being released lately.

    Regardless, I stepped back the otherday and guesstimated that of the games I now own, I have probably played about 10% and of those maybe finished about 2%.

    Granted I have sold off many of my vintage and older titles and systems (of which I probably played and finished a considerable amount).

    So what does your percentage look like?

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    I think my backlog is anywhere from 50-70% unplayed or unfinished.

    Simply because I'm working most of the week and don't have enough time to play, and because I currently have the Saturn, NES and SNES pulled out/hooked up and most of those unplayed games are on PS1/PS2. And I don't currently feel like pulling the PS2 out of storage and hooking it up alongside 3-4 other sets of cables.

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    My backlog is probably smaller than ever, with something like 50% uncompleted and about 1% unplayed.

    That's not due to more playing, but less buying. I don't think I've bought a game so far this year, so...

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    Work has been stealing a lot of my game-time recently, so my backlog has grown to extremes.
    Seeing as I haven't counted my games in years, I'd take a guess at 2% finished, 10% played and the last 88% unplayed.

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    Check the link in my signature. It's not 100% accurate but it's not too far off.

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    78% unbeaten, 22% beaten. I've actually gotten quite a bit better since I joined backloggery (started at 83% unbeaten), but it would still take me 7 years to beat my remaining games (assuming I stopped urchasing cold turkey).
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    Hm Pretty good actually, I played, and beat pretty much all my games at one time or another.

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    Right now I'm playing through every Metroid. To get the most of the experience of these games, I like to walk around, explore, and collect every item without walkthroughs (unless I get stuck). It has gotten me behind, and the other games are stacking up.

    I would estimate that I have not finished (or played to the full extent of my enjoyment) about 95% of my collection.

    I don't regret this though. It is somewhat pleasing to know that I'll have enough games to play until retirement.

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    I'm probably at about 2-5% completed. I have save files at the final boss for a few RPGs which would classify them as uncompleted (Xenogears comes to mind).

    I think I've played 95% of my games, but many not more than 15-20 minutes.

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    Since I try and focus on games with high re-playability, my ratio from a beaten/unbeaten perspective would not illustrate much of worth. From a untouched/touched/molested perspective... I'd say the ratio is ~ 1:6:3.


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    88.1% unfinished according my backloggery

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    This is only an estimation but i would say about 65 percent uncompleted at least, but maximum 10 percent unplayed

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    Ugh, I have no clue. I've going through modern titles right now (spent the most cash on them) but I know there are a LOT of pre-360/PS3/Wii games I haven't touched or lightly played I haven't gone back to yet.

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    I'll guess that I've played about 20% and finished 5%

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    i couldnt tell you how many games i have and have not finished. Its a ton. Its hard to find time between work, and having 2 kids and a xwife.

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    Probably about 5-10% unplayed, 10-15% unbeaten.

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    probably at 90% unbeaten and 60% unplayed, as i have in excess of 300 360 games and only a 29,000 gamerscore id say its accurate.
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    Just a quick glance at my collection:

    About 80 beatable Xbox games (non beatable are sports games, compilations, etc) - 100% beaten about 6 of them, at least started all but five or so.

    About 30 beatable N64 games - haven't beaten any, haven't started most.

    Playstation 1 - don't even go there.

    Playstation 2 - about five unbeaten games.

    Virtual Boy - the same.

    Xbox 360 - Out of 30 games or so, beaten only four or so, not including XBLA games.

    So in my whole collection I have only beaten about 5% of my games, haven't even started about 15%.
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    Beauty of "retiring from buying games" is this:

    Backlog can't increase, it can only decrease

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    I pretty much *NEVER* beat games.
    I think I just have a short attention span.
    Usually the kind of games I play are Puzzle, 1v1 fighters, music games, etc
    The kind of stuff you can't really "beat". I've put countless hours into Capcom VS SNK 2, Rock Band, Crash Team Racing,
    I just don't have alot of patience for story-based and linear games.
    So when I say I beat a game, that means I REALLY REALLY liked it.
    So as far as I can think, this is an inclusive list of every post 16-bit game I've beaten:
    (this is out of a library of around 3000 titles or so)

    Seaman DC

    Pikmin GC

    Megaman X4 and X5 PS1
    Castlevania SoTN PS1
    Threads of Fate PS1
    Brave Fencer Musashi PS1
    Parappa PS1

    Astroboy GBA
    Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga GBA
    Shining Soul 2 GBA

    Feel the Magic DS
    Sprung DS ..not sure why I went out of my way for this one...
    Trace Memory DS

    Locoroco PSP
    Me and My Katamari PSP

    Yoshi's Story N64

    Mark of Kri PS2
    Shadow of Destiny PS2
    Ratchet & Clank PS2
    Champions of Norrath 1&2 PS2
    Gitarooman PS2
    Katamari Damacy PS2
    Rez PS2
    Way of the Samurai PS2

    Jade Empire Xbox
    Breakdown Xbox
    Halo 1&2 Xbox
    Fable Xbox
    Armed and Dangerous Xbox

    I think the other problem is, I only play a bit at a time, and I have a hard time remembering where I left off when I pick up a game a few days or weeks later. So unless a game can captivate me all the way through (which almost never happens) It doesn't get done. Even games I loved, I never ended up beating (God of War, Shenmue, every handheld Kirby, Pokemon and Castlevania game, Shadow of the Colossus, etc etc.)

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